Friday, May 31, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Columns, an exhibition by Amalie von Maltitz

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Indoor Gardens - Ceramic Installations

Pretoria Art Museum


Open to the public:
Tuesdays to Sundays, 10:00 to 17:00
Closed on Mondays and public holidays

Adults – R20,00; Pensioners/students – R10,00; Learners - R5,00


!KAURU  |  24 May to 30 June |  South Gallery
!Kauru provides a platform for African contemporary artists and cultural practitioners to engage around a showcase of contemporary African art, which will travel five African regions. The goal is to tour these exhibitions internationally and to facilitate a change of perceptions abroad about the continent, using the vehicle of contemporary art.

ARTFLUX 2013  |  1 June to 4 July  |  East Gallery
The Artflux 20 3rdTeen exhibition showcases a selection of artworks by youths from schools coordinated by the Tshwaga Cluster, Gauteng Department of Education. The exhibition is part of the Pretoria Art Museum’s Youth Month celebration and its Education and Development Programme, which aims to make the visual arts accessible to everyone.


LANDSCAPE PRINTS  |  Until 29 May  |  East Gallery
In this exhibition we find landscapes from the permanent collection, made from different printmaking techniques such as etching, linocut, silkscreen and lithography. The word landscape derives from the Dutch landschap, originally meaning a patch of cultivated ground, which later came to mean an image. The word entered the English language at the beginning of the 17th century, purely as a term for works of art. Landscape art is a term that covers the depiction of natural scenery with its elements arranged into a coherent composition.
ABSTRACT AND SEMI-ABSTRACT ART  |  Until July  |  North Gallery and Henry Preiss Hall
A large selection of abstract and semi-abstract artworks ranging from the early 1960s up to 2001, including artists such as Larry Scully, Anthony Nkotsi, Kenneth Bakker, George Boys, Sidney Goldblatt, Dirk Meerkotter and Cecily Sash.
A STORY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ART  |  Until July  |  Albert Werth Hall
This selection of artworks from the permanent collection of the Museum briefly reviews South African art. The selection includes the works of early 20th century painters, Resistance artists of the 1980s and artists of the 21st century. The exhibition is based on the secondary school syllabus and artworks are rotated regularly.

A selection of ceramics is on display, representing the development of studio ceramics and the work of traditional rural potters of South Africa over the past 30 years. Newly acquired ceramic pieces are added throughout the year.

Adults – R20,00; Pensioners/students – R10,00; Learners – R5,00
Open to the public:
Tuesdays to Sundays, 10:00 to 17:00
Closed on Mondays and public holidays
Pretoria Art Museum
Cnr Francis Baard/Schoeman and Wessels Streets
Arcadia Park, Arcadia
Tel: 012 344 1807  |
GPS: Lat: 25◦44'53.63”S Long: 28◦12'45.20”E

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Exhibition at Digby Hoets Studio

First ever exhibition by Digby Hoets and students                                                             
plus Garth Hoets, Lesley-Ann Hoets, Harri Hoets & Leigh Hoets
at his studio at 125, Springfield Rd, Carlswald, Midrand
11- 12 May 10am to 5pm

Digby Hoets has been teaching pottery and making his own pots since 1973.  Many South African potters and ceramists have started their careers in his studio and continue to work there.  Digby's home and studio are located on a 2 hectare property in Midrand's Carlswald valley - a tranquil, green enclave within an area which is now better known for high density housing developments, office blocks and shopping centres.  Digby's students, many of whom have been with him for the last 20-30 years, are already accomplished potters in their own right but continue to use the facilities provided by the studio for the stimulation they derive from working with Digby and fellow students - the setting of the studio in a beautiful well-treed property with a dam and wetland also adds to the attraction.
Cinda Hunter has her unique 'shop' on the property.  She will be open on Saturday and Sunday. Cinda travels extensively to source her jewellery, furniture, artefacts, textiles, clothing and accessories from India, South East Asia and Africa. 083 284 1818

There will be tea,coffee,biscuits, muffins etc but you are welcome to bring your own picnic. 

Row1. Elaine Agliotti, Gina Boxley, Drury Brandt, Celia de Wet, Susan Dixon, Row 2. Sandy Baker, Caroline Bladergroen, Joni Brenner, Sue Calf, Cheryl Clipsham, Row 3. Sujatha Dake, Margie Dane, Cindy Devonport, Wanda Eloff, Tessa Fleischer, Row 4. Yvonne Franklin, Bonnie Friedman, Gail Gilbert-Green, Anne Gordon, Gilly Haagensen

Row1. Jean Beckley, Nadine Burns, Nitsa Christopher, Barbara Levy, Claudia McKenzie Row 2. Val Heddon, Callie Henderson, Louise Prinsen, Peter Jaff, Rina King Row 3. Brigid Pohl, Sue Frame, Lies Segers, Tushya Pillay, Meriel May

Row1. Xanthe Roux (Cross), Margareth Plazier, Elma Gildenhuys, Kathy Meulenbeld, Charmaine King Row 2.Pat Westmoreland, Hannelie Roets, top:Heather Milborrow, Elsa-Marie van Schalkwyk, bottom: Caroline Menell, Julia Reeder Row 3. George Kuper, Ian Napier, Gillie Schepers, Ann Leenstra, Elaine van Staden

Row1. Jean Venter, Louella Noppe, Saskia Leenstra, Joanne Zondag, Row 2.Thursday class - tea-time, Leslie Phillips, Marie Enslin, Watson Nyambeni Row 3. HOETS FAMILY: Harri (daughter), Garth (brother), Leigh (niece), Lesley-Ann (sister) 011 468 2591 or 082 927 6606 
DIRECTIONS: From N1 take New Rd off ramp and follow signs for Crowthorne.  Turn left at traffic light into 7th Rd (Indigo Nursery) and first right into Springfield.  The studio is the second property on the left and has a wooden fence.  Use the second gate which will be open. GPS S 25° 58’46 E 28° 06’21